Radar on Medicare Advantage

Banner Health Deploys App-Based Loneliness Interventions

When Banner Health Network (BHN) was vying for a spot in Arizona’s revamped $14 billion managed Medicaid program, the integrated health care system knew it needed something innovative to meet the state’s expecta...
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✦ America’s Health Insurance Plans and other leading health care organizations are urging Congress to further increase funding for Medicaid. In a June 2 letter to House and Senate leaders, the groups praised C...
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Heroes Act Includes Medicaid Increase, MA Risk Protection

House Democrats’ latest pandemic-relief package, the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800), has been noted in the mainstream media for its $3 trillion price tag, the uphill battle it faces in the Senate, and a string of items it...
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VNSNY CHOICE Navigates Vital Home Care at COVID Epicenter

While some cities and states make moves to safely “reopen” as new COVID-19 cases taper off, New York City remains very much the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. And as health plans around the country have p...
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MA Plans Test Digital Comms Tactics for Tech-Heavy AEP

Despite the acceleration of U.S. COVID-19 cases in March — the third and final month of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period — switching rates among Medicare Advantage beneficiaries during the 2020 OEP were simil...
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Study Observes Higher MA-to-FFS Switching Among Nonwhite, Disabled Enrollees

Previous research has suggested that disabled adults who rely on services such as home health and nursing home care are more likely to switch from Medicare Advantage to traditional, fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare. N...
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✦CMS at press time said it had approved more than 200 requests for state relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including recent approvals for Alaska, Iowa, Hawaii, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, ...
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COVID Could Revolutionize How MAOs Address Isolated Seniors

Since COVID-19 reached pandemic status in mid-March, Medicare Advantage and other insurers have had to swap out many of their face-to-face interactions with members for telephonic and digital options. But for senior...
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MA Growth Drives Earnings Outlook Amid COVID Uncertainty

Insurers’ responses to the COVID-19 outbreak dominated recent first-quarter 2020 earnings calls, as did expected declines in utilization this quarter followed by a likely ramp-up of services later in the year, and...
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MA Plans Have Unique Opportunity to Guide the Suddenly Uninsured

As seniors during the coronavirus pandemic face issues such as loneliness, social isolation and food insecurity, an added source of stress for some may be trying to enroll in Medicare, especially if they or their sp...
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